Employment Opportunity

First Nations Climate Action Coordinator



Under the general supervision of the Housing and Public Works Manager, and working closely with the GBI Energy Coordinator, the First Nations Climate Action Coordinator (FN CAC) will join a peer network of similar positions in each of the Coastal First Nations communities to support and advocate for energy efficiency, clean energy, and climate adaptation projects within their community.


  • Develop and implement a work plan including the planning and coordination of energy and climate activities and deliverables associated with capacity building, clean energy, demand side management, adapting to climate change, and community engagement; Specific tasks may include:
  • Coordinate contractors to perform home energy efficiency upgrades
  • Support the development of infrastructure to generate additional clean energy, including hydroelectric, and solar installations
  • Work with peer network, mentors, GBI and contractors to determine which projects are best suited to the community
  • Coordinate projects, including:
    • Support the development of infrastructure to generate additional clean energy, including penstock upgrades
    • Engage community members on the impacts of climate change, and begin planning for community resiliency
    • Develop long-term strategic climate adaptation strategies, including review and updating the Kitasoo Comprehensive Community Plan
  • Develop communication materials and sharing information with the broader community
  • Conduct community engagement, including surveys
  • Present information to leadership for decision
  • Participate in training and capacity building opportunities aimed at items such as office skills, project management, leadership, energy efficiency, and community engagement;
  • Attend peer network sessions to share and transfer knowledge with peer network from neighbouring communities;
  • Participate in monthly coaching with a trained coach to improve self and continuously build capacity to meet the job responsibilities of an Indigenous Energy Manager;
  • Perform general office duties including reception and administrative as required;
  • Comply with the provisions of the Operations Manual;
  • Adhere to the Code of Conduct as contained in the Operations Manual;
  • Carry out the instructions of the Supervisor or Designate that is relevant to the position and as provided from time to time;
  • Encourage and foster a team spirit within the First Nation office and operations in general.



  • Possess strong organizational skills, work ethic and be dependable
  • Ability and willingness to learn on the job, take instruction through mentorship and local/non-local training courses
  • Ability or interest to learn how to manage small and medium sized community projects
  • Demonstrate strong interpersonal, verbal and written skills
  • Interest in clean energy, climate change and community empowerment
  • Ability to work as a team player and independently with limited supervision


Duration: This position is for (term) full-time office hours work, Monday – Friday.

Submit a typed 1) Cover Letter 2) Resume to Melody Robinson, Kitasoo Band Council Human Resource Officer, at the Kitasoo Band Administrative Office or by email: melody.kitasoo@gmail.com  

by Thursday, February 14, 2019 by 12:00pm. Applicants will be contacted for interview.